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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants."
"Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure,-as if we lived on the marrow of koodoos devoured raw"
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
"Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere."
"Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring."
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."
"The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes Tension Quotes
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Clothes Quotes
"The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer."
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Writers And Writing Quotes Depression Quotes
"There is no remedy for love than to love more."
"It requires nothing less than a chivalric feeling to sustain a conversation with a lady."
"There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Corruption Quotes
"Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."
"How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Education Quotes

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